The joint project by Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne Robotics Lab is set to revolutionize physical therapy and rehabilitation.
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Fourier Intelligence launched its new ArmMotus™ EMU, the world’s first 3D back-drivable upper limb rehabilitation robot, setting a new benchmark for intelligent rehabilitation devices.
The ArmMotus™ EMU has redefined the human-machine interaction. With it being a multifunctional, immersive, end-effector based 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot, the ArmMotus™ EMU brings a whole new experience of robotics rehabilitation therapy to the world.
It is also the first of its kind to apply an end-effector based concept into a 3D movement, making it multifunctional and transparent.
This cable-driven mechanism combined with a four-linkage structure also perfectly reduces the friction and inertia during the movement of the system.
The ArmMotus™ EMU, which was jointly built by Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne Robotics Laboratory, was a project that was led by Professor Denny Oetomo for the past two years.
The robot offers large workspace with very minimal resistance and reflected inertia which allows the patient to move freely. Combining with the appropriate gravity compensation of the weight of the arm, patients with weak or little arm function can undergo therapy without exertion.University of Melbourne Robotics Laboratory Prof Denny Oetomo
Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, believes that the ArmMotus™ is instrumental in changing the future of neurorehabilitation.
The on-going COVID-19 pandemic situation has challenged the conventional therapy method and as a result, many neurological patients are not receiving sufficient therapy. The new ArmMotus™ EMU helps to overcome that problem by providing clinical intelligence, personalised therapy, technology -based solutions and remote monitoring.Fourier Intelligence Co-Founder and Global Hub
Besides the ArmMotus™ EMU, Fourier Intelligence also provides many other comprehensive rehabilitation solutions that cover both the upper and lower limbs as well as balance and coordination.
These devices are under a concept called the RehabHub™, which not only covers the diverse training needs of patients from different stages of rehabilitation, but also make the rehabilitation training quantifiable, fun, and motivating through gamification therapy.
Fourier Intelligence is not a stranger to the rehabilitation field in Malaysia.
Many of their devices are currently installed in hospitals and centres such as Sunway Medical Centre, Ramsay Sime Darby Medical Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), WQ Park and many others.
Besides installations, they also have established MoU partnerships with local universities such as University Malaya (UM) and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) for collaborative research in the field of rehabilitation technologies.